Radio Taiwan International
Taiwan is planning to submit a food loss and waste reduction project to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations next year.
According to FAO, one third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, amounting to about 1.3 billion tons of food per year. A report by Taiwan also found that in APEC member countries, 60% of food is lost and 40% wasted every year.
The government initiated the project at an APEC meeting in 2013, making it the first such project sponsored by the regional trade body.
The Council of Agriculture (COA) said on Monday that it will prepare a report for APEC when the five-year project concludes in 2018. The report covers food loss and waste in grains, vegetables, fruits, seafood and agricultural products. It also includes evaluation tools and a database as reference.